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MIGGZ's A3 1.8t - The all rounder build thread

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by MIGGZ, Nov 26, 2012.

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    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    [Feb 5, 2013]
    ok so iv managed to get hold a notebook so here goes to engine rebuild day 2

    big thanks to mate richard for coming over last night to drop off an engine stand and engine crane.
    and even bigger thanks to dwayne for coming over and helping to remove the motor.

    so after removing dp and side shafts the motor was nearly ready to come out just had to take the mounts off

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    so while the motor was on the crane we decided to take some "omg im so strong" pics lol

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    there is ahole right thru the block lol!!! i did a good job

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    iv removed the head and so far found only 1 valve bent but not 100% sure as yet. the head is going into the engineering shop tomorrow anyway for new seals, guides and some flow work so they will go thru all the valves anyway

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    and after i loaded the head into a box and packed it with some foam i decided to put some degreaser and a brush to the box

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    just an update on the motor build.

    my awesome mates at G-tec (lee) and Unitronic (yosh), has organized me a new set of AUM pistons, IE rods, new bearings, a nice clean block and a sump. they are going to be building it for me then once its ready ill be going to pick it up. they are really going out of their way for me so lots of beers and asian strippers need to get sent that way with love from me
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    vrbob Thats no Moon, Thats a space station!

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    Glad the car is on the mend and hopefully coming back stronger and faster than before as it is a very nice looking A3 :)
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    We love Yosh and Lee!!!! Love the gearbox dude!!! Couldn't have done it better... I've taught u well my son...
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    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    thanks dude it will be fixed soon! i like it to much to get rid of it hahahah
    im hoping to finish it in 2 weeks
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    hahahahaha you chop! go do some work im very busy relaxing on the couch
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    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    [Feb 5, 2013]
    Dude, the inside of your turbo, and the first few inches of your downpipe are INCREDIBLY white!

    I'm not completely sure, but I don't think this is a good sign. My old dead ko3S was white around the broken bits, and I've seen turbos that have run too hot and lean turning things white also in the past....

    I'd seek advice from a higher being before bolting it all back together and potentially having turbo issues as well.
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    1 step a head of you sir the turbo is going to yosh at unitronic tomorrow to show him already lol
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    That box came up really well looks brand new :) good luck with the build
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    Lol thanks dude, I got bored! Next up is cleaning the screwed block up and turning it into a coffee table lol
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    If he mapped it though, I imagine he'd be reluctant to admit there was a problem with a lean map...
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    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    Yosh has no issues with admitting if the map is off. On my way now to him and the engineering shop
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    Wow! things are coming along at lightening pace...Awesome stuff.. :)
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    Thanks bud!
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    [Feb 7, 2013]
    so just a little update but no pictures.

    went to drop my head off at g-tec yesterday, and they seem very happy with it so far which makes me happy lol
    so what they going to be doing with the head is doing seals, guides and while its there they might as well port the head and match port the intake.

    i currently use the powerflex for the dog bone mount and my drivers side engine mount seems like it has seen better days so replacing both mounts now with some poly stuff to.

    saw my bottom end that lee at g-tec organized and it still looks so fresh so very happy with that. they have organized me a set of new aum pistons for nearly nothing so i wont complain about that, yosh from unitronic has got me a set of IE rods and bearings which is going into the block and everything is going in for balancing.

    the list of parts that im needing is building up lol, im going to be replacing clutch as well to single mass while everything is opened up to make my life easier, althou the clutch did get replaced at 40 000km ago but knowing my luck it will prob break 10 000km later and i will want to burn this car lol

    tonight im going to clean off my block and see what needs to come off it and put all the parts in 1 place to assemble the motor later.

    anyway thats it for now lol
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    Keep the old clutch as a door stop ;-)
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    ill keep it incase yours breaks lol
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    Haha Thanks for thinking of me, if only we had this chat like a week ago...
    My car is busy getting the clutch (LUK) replaced at the moment *sigh* and doing the Cambelt, water pump tensioner etc all at once..

    Ps. What did you you do with your previous drilled slotted brake discs before the Big brake upgrade?
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    hahahah sorry dude!

    dwayne apparently wants the disks lol
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    They r mine due to services rendered.... In other works for breaking my back taking the motor out... Hahahahahaha *big grin*
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    Just a little update nothing serious.

    Yosh has organized my IE rods and my bearings whoo hoo the man is a machine.
    On a sad note thou, looks like that 1 valve that bent so badly has some complication and might have damaged the guide surrounding. I will know later today if its serious or not.


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    [Feb 14, 2013]
    so a little update got most of the parts on tuesday

    my valeo clutch kit
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    my old clutch plate
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    fly
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    new clutch
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    new single mass fly
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    new pressure plate
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    new head chain, crank chain and crank chain tensioner
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    oil filter, thermostat, oil pump
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    rear crank seal, turbo gasket, some clips and o rings
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    cam belt, bottle lid and the new g13
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    got bored and decided to clean my injectors and fuel rail
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    sent my tappet cover and intake for some black textured powdercoating.
    should get my front crank housing, pulley tensioner and a few other things today
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    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    [Feb 14, 2013]
    Miggs, it could just be the pic, but that turbo gasket looks suspicious to me!

    Is it one of the double layer perforated jobbies like the ebay ones? or a proper steel one?
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    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    its the double layer one? always use that gasket? whats wrong with it?
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    As Prawn says they are not good and have an habit of atomizing... ;)
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    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    ok sweet will order another one today then
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    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    order genuine from audi mate, the gasket you get should be like 2 thin sheets of decent quality steel. It might even be stainless, I'm not sure, but they don't look like yours!
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    not a stress dude already ordered it should have it by the end of today i hope
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    Got my intake and tappet cover back from the powder coaters, I don't think it looks to bad


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    cant wait till it's back on the road...

    I can only imagine how your anxiety is setting in, the closer you get to completion!
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    Yeah dude I am hey fml I need my car back.... So I can do a nice run on the dyno and show Jardo my manly strength!

    And iv been told I have a manly rod

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    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    [Feb 15, 2013]
    Miggles, was your cam cover sand blasted before being powder coated? Did they remove the baffle before doing so?
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    It was acid dipped as far as I know?
    What must I do to check it?
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    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    Might be worth a check, I've known a few guys have cam covers shot blasted and then powdercoated with the baffle in place still, and they've gone on to have serious engine issues caused by oil blockages where inside the baffle has been full of grit, and it's made it's way down into the engine!
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    Just breathed in there now and its free flowing
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    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    not about free flowing dude, it's about loose grit particles which may be in there from the blasting process, which work their way out through the holes and into the head when oil starts flowing around.

    If it was acid dipped and not blasted then no worries, if it was blasted I'd be removing the plate to be extra sure.
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    Like I said I'm pretty sure it was dipped as I see no marks on the inside and it looks like it was washed. But ill go thru it anyway and clean
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    MIGGZ nanananananananan BATMAN

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    [Feb 17, 2013]
    So a nice +-30degree sunday so decided to just do something on the car and clean the engine bay of 10years **** and some oil that splashed everywhere due to the block breaking.
    Now I did not sit with a earbud and toothbrush cleaning everything so its not perfect


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    [Feb 18, 2013]
    Went to go pick up my rear S3 brakes from a mate tonight. Going to get some decent pads, service kit and some paint stripper and pull these apart and get working on them. They going to be blue and I hope they make a decent upgrade vs the rear piece of**** standard brakes


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    Did you use Pro-coat?
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    Na used gh powdercoaters geoff

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